Fairwyn : Extensively Cruised
Fairwyn was commissioned by Charles MacCulloch as a state of the art, no expense spared, racing yacht to be designed by New York based Sparkman & Strephens and built by McGruer & Co in Scotland. She lived up to expectations, most notably winning the Prince of Wales Cup in 1959, this being presented to Charles by HM Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron.
Her second owner bought her in 1982 as a retirement cruiser, taking her up and down the West Coast of America from the Panama Canal to Alaska over a 25 year period, followed by further extensive cruising. Fairwyn was for sale in 2016 and so, possibly, now has a new, third owner.
Built : 1957 by McGruer & Co Ltd, in Clynder, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
LOA : 42' 9"
LWL : 29' 6"
Beam : 11' 7"
Draught : 4' 3"
Displacement : 18 tons TM
Canadian Registry : N° 310194
Signal Letters : VY8999
MMSI : 316015177
Fairwyn Custodians & Home Ports
Stephen & Nancy Carlman (1982-2016-?) Vancouver BC, Canada
Charles E MacCulloch (1957-1970-?) Halifax, Nova Scocia, Canada
• Fairwyn Sails to Golden Anniversary Party (2006 Article)
Page last updated : April 2018